Paul Ryan struggles to explain why Roy Moore’s accusers are ‘credible,’ but Trump’s aren’t
In an NPR interview released on Friday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had a difficult time explaining why he believes the sexual misconduct claims against GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are “credible,” but the claims against Trump apparently aren’t. Ryan called for Moore to drop out of the Senate race after allegations that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl surfaced, but he didn’t do the same for President Trump when multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault after the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape.
Ryan bumbled through his response when he was asked what the difference was between the two men.
I think the Roy Moore — I don’t know if — I’m focused on Congress. Roy Moore is trying to come to Congress. My job here as Speaker of the House is to help make sure that Congress is an institution that we’re proud of and that’s what I’m focused on. He’s running for Congress and I think the allegations against him were very very credible.
Is there a difference between those two cases?
I don’t know the answer to that. I haven’t spent my time reviewing the difference in these two cases.
— Steve King (@steveking_) December 1, 2017
“I haven’t spent my time reviewing the difference between the two cases” is the new “I haven’t read the tweets yet.”